Saturday, 28 April 2012

West Midlands Plastic Surgery Meeting 2012

The annual West Midlands "National Plastic and Burns Surgery Scientific Meeting" is on Saturday 22nd September 2012.

The Douglas Murray Prize will be awarded to the best presentation of original research, audit, review article or technical innovation. There is also a Travelling Fellowship Award Sponsored by Mercian.

The closing deadline for abstracts (200 words) and the Travelling Fellowship is 20th August.

Cost: consultants £120; trainees £100

Email with the abstract and for further details.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

AOTrauma: Hand and Wrist Fixation Courses

The Hand Fixation Course is October 22-24th and this is followed by the Wrist Fixation Course 25th - 26th, 2012. Both are being held in Leeds.

Hand course £599.00
Wrist course £499.00
Hand & Wrist courses combined £999.00
Course dinner (per course) £30.00

Course fees includes all course materials, lunches and light refreshments.

For further information and to register online go to:

AO Education
PO Box 328
Welwyn Garden City
Hertfordshire, UK

Tel: +44 (0) 1707 395212
Fax: +44 (0) 1707 391606

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Yorkshire Microsurgery Workshop

This is a new microsurgery course organised by MY Plastic Surgery Course on May 31st - June 1st 2012.

It is aimed at trainees with little or no previous microsurgery experience or for more senior trainees as a refresher course.

The course costs £450 for the two days and includes a course dinner.

For more info checkout the website or contact Julia Thorpe 07850 220798 or

Friday, 13 April 2012

Plastic Surgery at the RSM

Below are the forthcoming meetings of the Plastic Surgery Section. 

The meeting this coming Tuesday promises to be an interesting one with Professor Christophe Oberlin from the University of Denis Diderot talking on 'Brachial plexus injuries in Paris and Gaza'.

17 April Brachial plexus injuries in Paris and Gaza

8 May How to optimize your CV for a consultant post

12 June Presidential address: Plastic surgery, art and history

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Wexham Park FRCS(Plast) Course

In more course news . . .

The one day Wexham Park Viva Course in Plastic Surgery is on 28th April 2012. 

"The recently updated Wexham Park Viva course now comprises key sub-speciality lectures in topics that commonly hinder exam success. Given by the invited specialist faculty, these lectures highlight the expected breadth and level of knowledge required in the viva exam. As before, the course provides a valuable opportunity to practice viva technique, receive feedback and improve performance amongst your peers."

The course is aimed at FRCS(Plast) and EBOPRAS exam candidates who should be widely read of the FRCS(Plast) and/or EBOPRAS syllabus.

It costs £125 for the day. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. To apply please email: for an application form. Confirmation of place will be made upon receipt of the course fee and completed application form. Preference will be given to those taking the exam soon.

The venue is the The John Lister Postgraduate Medical Centre, Wexham Park Hospital Wexham Street Berks SL2 4HL.

Advanced Skills in Hand and Wrist Surgery Course

This is a two-day course (15-16th May 2012) run by the RCSEng and supported by the BSSH. It is aimed at ST 4-8 trainees, hand fellows and junior consultants.

The course director is Mr Matthew James (St Thomas' Hospital) and costs £850.  It builds on the successful "Core Skills in Hand Surgery course" run at the RCSEng.

See the website for further details and to apply. It counts towards the BSSH Diploma in Hand Surgery.